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Welcome to the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Website

Property tax law provides certain protections for applicable property when values decline under Proposition 8. We have put together a Prop 8 page which provides information, applications, and other useful links to answer many of your questions. Our goal as the A-C-R is to be proactive in recognizing reduction in property's value and ensure that no property owner pays more than their fair share of property taxes.  Learn More.


In observance of Thanksgiving, all Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder offices
will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.

CLICK HERE to see the results of the 2015 Prop 8 Review




Riverside County Press Release:

State’s paper requirement could affect Riverside County issuing birth, death and marriage certificates by year’s end

Counties across California could have problems issuing birth, death and marriage certificates because a paper manufacturer recently went out of business, but Riverside County is working to solve supply questions before its existing stock runs out around the end of the year.

“We are addressing the issue and hope to have a solution very soon,” said Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Peter Aldana. “Our office will continue to provide certificates to all of our customers.”

Please click here to view the full press release.

Real Estate Fraud

The District Attorney has teamed up with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder to help prevent real estate fraud. Property owners will be issued a Courtesy Notice when a deed, deed of trust or similar document has been recorded on any property in Riverside County. In addition, a Foreclosure and Loan Modification Advisory Letter will be issued when a Notice of Default has been recorded in Riverside County. Both will be issued within 30 days of document recordation. For more information please click here.

Riverside County Press Release:

County assessment roll is the highest since 2008

Riverside County’s property assessment roll has been valued at $242.7 billion, a 5.78 percent increase from last year and the highest total assessment roll since 2008. The assessment roll is based upon assessed property values in Riverside County. Factors contributing to the increase include year-over-year growth in sales price in single-family homes and all other real-estate sectors, including commercial and industrial properties, vacant land and increased new construction. 

Please click here to view the full press release.

Submit Applications for Marriage Licenses and Fictitious Business Names Online  

In order to serve you better, the Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder’s Office has improved our computer system.

On Monday, May 11, 2015, our new CLERK system went live. In addition to the current features, our improved CLERK system now offers the ability to submit online applications for Marriage Licenses and Fictitious Business Names.

NOTE: Personal attendance will still be required in order to complete the process.

Online searches of the Clerk Registry Index for Fictitious Business Names, Registered Notaries, Environmental Filings and Registrations are now available.

Friday Wedding Ceremonies at Palm Springs City Hall

The Riverside Assessor-Clerk-Recorder added Palm Springs City Hall to the list of locations available for couples to marry. Palm Springs City Hall is located at 3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way. Services at this location include issuing marriage licenses and performing ceremonies, and will be available every Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Due to the volume of requests, appointments are required for issuing marriage licenses and performing civil marriage ceremonies. Appointments can be made by calling (760) 863-7505.

For this location, payment may only be made by check, debit card, or credit card. Cash will not be accepted. For more information please click here.

Extended Hours for County Clerk Services

Beginning October 16, 2014 the County Clerk main office in Riverside (Gateway) will remain open until 7:00 pm on Thursdays only. The main office is located at 2720 Gateway Drive, Riverside, 92507.

The only services available will be: 
• Marriage licenses (by appointment only)
• Marriage ceremonies (by appointment only)
• Registrations (by appointment only)
• Certified copies of Official Records (1975 – 2014 only)
• Certified copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
• Fictitious Business Names

All marriage ceremony services must be paid in advance.  Payment is required upon scheduling and is non-refundable.  To schedule an appointment, please phone (951) 486-7000.  If calling from within Riverside County, please phone (800) 696-9144.  For hours of operation and services provided at other locations please click here.